UCS

Wellness Workshops

University Counseling Services (UCS) offers three different wellness workshops: RIO, Anxiety Toolbox, and Getting Unstuck.  Each wellness workshop is a 3-week psychoeducational workshop series designed to help you learn useful tools for addressing common presenting concerns and feel more confident in your ability to manage distress.  Each workshop IS approximately 50 minutes and builds upon the preceding workshop in the series.  It is important that you attend them in order.

Participation in these workshops is strongly encouraged, but personal disclosure is not required.  The workshops were designed to respect students’ individual privacy while still providing ample space to begin building skills through experiential learning opportunities.  All workshop series come with a student workbook that will allow you to engage in the materials in the sessions and practice your new skills between sessions.

If you are interested in attending any (or all) of the workshops, schedule an Intake appointment and tell your counselor.  If you are already seeing a therapist at UCS, tell them you are interested in a wellness workshop.  You are free to do more than one workshop and to repeat them as often as you like!

Why RIO?

In an effort to provide high quality professional services to students, UCS will be offering an innovative program specifically tailored to provide quick and useful tools without overburdening the busy schedules of CSUN students. After completing the initial paperwork and first meeting with a therapist, most students will be enrolled into the RIO (Recognition, Insight, and Openness) workshop series. At the completion of RIO, students have the opportunity to meet with their intake therapist to review their experience and collaboratively discuss the next steps in their change process (e.g, referral into a UCS group; short-term individual counseling at UCS; open-ended individual counseling in the community; referrals to other resources). 

- RIO Schedule for Fall 2019

Mondays

  • 11:00 a.m
  • 1:00 p.m.

Tuesdays

  • 1:00 p.m.

Wednesdays

  • 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.

- RIO Student Workbook

Our RIO Student Workbook is made available to all students participating in the RIO Workshop Series offered by UCS. Upon arriving for the first workshop in the series, students will receive a hard copy of the workbook to accompany the exercises within the workshops.

Why Anxiety Toolbox?

Anxiety Toolbox focuses on helping you understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms.  The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.  The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) understanding anxiety, (2) introducing a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety, and (3) developing alternative responses to anxiety.  By the end of the workshop, you will have your own individualized plan for managing anxiety.  

- Anxiety Toolbox Schedule for Fall 2019

Mondays

  • 11:00 a.m.

Thursdays

  • 1:00 p.m.

Why Getting Unstuck?

Getting Unstuck focuses on helping you understand depressive symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms.  The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.  The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) understanding depression, (2) exploring how thoughts and behaviors impact depression, and (3) addressing how you can begin to make changes to thoughts and behaviors in order to better manage depression.  By the end of the workshop, you will have your own individualized plan for getting unstuck!  

- Getting Unstuck Schedule for Fall 2019

Wednesdays

  • 2:00 p.m.

Fridays

  • 11:00 a.m.